Recent Articles By Dave Hamilton [RSS]
Our thanks go to Other World Computing for sponsoring TMO this week and helping us kick off this new program here. Our focus this week is on OWC's Data Doubler, their kit that allows you to add a second drive to your iMac, MacBook Pro or Mac Mini, and get up to 2.5TB of internal storage. With kits starting at just $49.99, you can replace the optical drive in your MacBook Pro with another SSD or a larger mechanical drive.
Today we're announcing something new here on TMO: week-long site Sponsorships. These will be exclusive placements each week and are geared towards those companies and developers who desire a closer integration with the site while still maintaining clear distinction as a sponsor.
A long history exists in the computing world of hiding "easter eggs," cool little tidbits that are there more for the programmer's indulgence than the actual user, and OS X (indeed, most software Apple has ever produced) has its share of them. Today we find one that traces back to OS X's Unix roots (specificall FreeBSD), and is quite important... if you're a chosen hobbit.
TMO is the place where you can find hotel deals for Macworld / iWorld Expo. And just as you requested, we’ve got the same great hotel deal for you that we've had for the last two years: Book through our special link (and email us your confirmation number) and you'll get a guaranteed upgraded room (larger and with a view) at the InterContinental San Francisco.
Dave Hamilton had the chance to go in-depth with Apple on Fusion Drive and came up with some interesting information and conclusions. He likes it, and you can read here to find out why.
Dave Hamilton takes a moment and works through the Apple vs. Google maps iOS 6 developments, offering some perspective on where we've come from with it and where we're going. As with iOS 5 and earlier, iOS 6 still requires users to have one built-in and one third-party maps app. But will that change in the future? Dave offers his thoughts.
Apple's online store sold out of 9/21 pre-orders within about an hour this morning, but AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint were all still showing 9/21 delivery availability on their websites. Hurry, though. You know it won't last.
TMO's Dave Hamilton had the opportunity yesterday to touch, feel, and play with Apple's three new iOS devices, the iPhone 5, the 5th generation iPod touch, and the 7th generation iPod nano. He found that bigger IS better, but we'll let him explain exactly what he means. That — and pics — after the jump.
After leaving Apple's iPhone 5 event yesterday, TMO's Dave Hamilton got a pair of the new EarPods to check out. He expected to hate them, and did at first, but then came to find their sound works well for many environments.
If you're seeing this, you're quite aware that we've launched a new design today here at TMO. It's far more than just a new design, though. We've got all the details -- and some instructions for you -- after the link. If you want just one thing to look for, though, check out the "What Are You Looking For?" bar at the top right of this window. That should get you started. Enjoy!